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2014 William Creighton (16) named UK Young Rally Driver of the Year. William Creighton, the 16-year-old Irish Junior 1000 Challenge champion, has been named the 2014 UK Young Rally Driver of the Year. William, who was presented with his award at the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards in Cologne, won the Irish title with a round to spare. A junior karting champion, William moved to rallying in 2013.
Fast forward to 2023 and William Creighton says adopting a never say die attitude was crucial to landing him the 2023 Junior World Rally Championship title following a tense three-days at the EKO Acropolis Rally in Greece. The 25-year-old ended Northern Ireland’s 19-year wait for a new world rally champion, and is the first person from the island of Ireland since the late Craig Breen in 2011 to win the feeder series. His reward is four fully-funded drives in a Ford Fiesta Rally2 in next season’s WRC2 – the second tier in the FIA World Rally Championship – with this including pre-event tests, and 200 tyres from Pirelli.